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A lesson in compromise: Illinois could learn from South Carolina

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    In late June and early July, during an extraordinary two-week span, South Carolina legislators did this:    – Turned a cold shoulder on more than 150 years of racism.    – Showed a nation what compromise looks like.    During that same time frame and since, the Illinois General Assembly did this:    – Failed…

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Maybe electing a non-politician wasn’t a good idea after all

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    As I write this, Illinois government has log-jammed on the shoals of politics and I don’t see how it will be broken loose. Gov. Bruce Rauner badly misread the situation and should have taken a very different course. If he had, I don’t think we’d be in this position today.    …

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